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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-05-2017

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C. PAMLICO SOUND AREA:
1. Eastern Pamlico Sound — northerly and westerly of the trawl nets prohibited area described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0106 for the Pamlico Sound area. (Maps 1, 5, 7, 8 and 9)
2. Western Pamlico Sound — westerly and southerly of the primary and permanent secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0106 for the Pamlico Sound area. (Maps 1, 2, 3 and 4)
3. West Bay area — West Thorofare Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34° 57.2199' N - 76° 24.0947' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34° 57.4871' N - 76° 23.0737' W.
4. Long Bay - Ditch Bay - east of a line beginning on the north shore of Ditch Bay at a point 34° 57.9388' N - 76° 27.0781' W; running southwesterly to the south shore of Ditch Bay to a point 34° 57.2120' N - 76° 27.2185' W; then north of a line running southeasterly to the east shore of Long Bay to a point 34° 56.7633' N - 76° 26.3927' W. (Map 6 and Map 7)
D. PUNGO RIVER AREA — south of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (1) for shrimp trawls only and outside of the primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0105 for Pamlico and Pungo rivers area. (Map 2)

E. PAMLICO RIVER AREA - east of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (2) for shrimp trawls only, outside of the primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0105 in the Pamlico and Pungo rivers area and as described below. (Map 2)
1. Goose Creek — north of the trawl nets prohibited line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0106 (3). (Map 2)
F. BAY RIVER AREA— outside of the primary and permanent secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0106 for the Bay River area. (Map 6)

G. NEUSE RIVER AREA —
east of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (3) for shrimp trawls only, outside of the primary, permanent secondary, and special secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, .0105 and .0106 for the Neuse River area and as described below in South River. (Map 6)
1. Big Creek — northeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 57.3600’ N - 76° 34.9510’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 56.9590’ N - 76° 34.7800’ W. (Map 6)
2. Southwest Creek — east of a line beginning at a point 34° 55.2340’ N - 76° 32.9500’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 55.0330’ N - 76°32.8750’ W. (Map 6)
3. Eastman Creek — west of a line beginning at a point 34° 56.1230’ N - 76° 32.4350’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 55.9240’ N — 76 32.4230’ W. (Map 6)
H. CORE SOUND, BACK SOUND AND THE STRAITS — outside of the primary and special secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0105, and .0106 for these areas and as described below. (Map 7 and Map 11)
1. Rumley Bay — southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 55.7696’ N — 76° 17.7016’ W; running northeasterly to a point 34° 56.2526’ N — 76° 17.1788’ W. (Map 7)
2. Thorofare Bay - Barry Bay - southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 55 .4277’ N — 76° 17.8596’ W, on Lookout Point, running southwesterly to a point 34° 54.3790’ N — 76° 18.8565’ W on Hall Point. (Map 7)
3. Oyster Creek — southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 48.7982’ N - 76° 26.9741’ W; running northeasterly near Beacon “2” to a point 34° 48.9701’ N - 76° 26.6299’ W on Fishing Point. (Map 11)
I. BEAUFORT INLET AREA — outside of the primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104,.0105 for the North and Newport river areas and .0106 for the Newport River and as described below. (Map 11)
1. Wading Creek — west of a line beginning at a point 34° 45.0110’ N - 76° 39.4690’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 44.8850’ W — 76° 39.4690’ W. (Map 11)
2. Gable Creek — northwest of a line beginning at a point 34° 44.2840’ N - 76° 39.9180’ W; running northeasterly to a point 34° 44.5672’ N - 76° 39.6105’ W. (Map 11)
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